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Henry

[hen-ree]
noun
1.
Joseph, 1797–1878, U.S. physicist.
3.
Patrick, 1736–99, American patriot, orator, and statesman.
4.
a cape in SE Virginia at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.
6.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “home” and “kingdom.”
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henry (ˈhɛnrɪ)
 
n , pl -ry, -ries, -rys
H the derived SI unit of electric inductance; the inductance of a closed circuit in which an emf of 1 volt is produced when the current varies uniformly at the rate of 1 ampere per second
 
[C19: named after Joseph Henry (1797--1878), US physicist]

Henry (ˈhɛnrɪ)
 
n
1.  Joseph. 1797--1878, US physicist. He discovered the principle of electromagnetic induction independently of Faraday and constructed the first electromagnetic motor (1829). He also discovered self-induction and the oscillatory nature of electric discharges (1842)
2.  O. See O. Henry
3.  Patrick. 1736--99, American statesman and orator, a leading opponent of British rule during the War of American Independence
4.  Prince, known as Harry. born 1984, second son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales

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Henry
from Fr. Henri, from L.L. Henricus, from Ger. Heinrich, from O.H.G. Heimerich, lit. "the ruler of the house," from heim "home" + rihhi "ruler." One of the most popular Norman names after the Conquest.
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henry hen·ry (hěn'rē)
n. pl. hen·rys or hen·ries (-rēz)
Abbr. H
The unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second.

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henry   (hěn'rē)  Pronunciation Key 
A SI derived unit of electrical inductance, especially of transformers and inductance coils. A current changing at the rate of one ampere per second in a circuit with an inductance of one henry induces an electromotive force of one volt.
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